Comparison - Kia Optima SX 2019 - vs - Tesla Model Y Performance 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
31,900
Updated: 
11 Oct 2018
$
60,990
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Sparkling Silver
#A5A6A8
Horizon Blue
#232A4D
Passion Red
#9E212B
Ebony Black
#010101
Color: 
Midnight Silver Metallic
#6d6f76
Deep Blue Metallic
#1d51bd
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#f0f0f0
Red Multi-Coat
#a21b09
Solid Black
#292927

Electric

Motors: 
1 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 1 AC induction, 272 and 212 hp
Battery: 
80.5-kWh lithium-ion battery
Full Charge Range: 
315mi
Full Charge Time: 
Charge Battery (At 240V) in 10.0 hr
Top Speed: 
155mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
3.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Kia Optima doles out great safety, good looks, and lots of features to rise near the top of the family-car ratings.

Pros
Clean styling
Lots of safety gear standard
Roomy, upscale interior
Great infotainment system

Cons
Dual-clutch automatic can fumble
Red/black interior a little gauche
Rear-seat headroom tight
Not much of a styling upgrade

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Kia Optima ranked #7 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Kia Optima has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Spacious, comfortable seats
User-friendly infotainment system
Smooth ride

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Some class rivals are more fun to drive

By: 
usnews.com

For 2019, the Kia Optima continues to offer some of the most feature-packed models you can buy in the midsize sedan segment.Restyled exterior includes new headlights, wheels and trim pieces.Comprehensive driver assistance features now standard on all Optimas.Revised Uvo infotainment offerings.

PROS
Generous amount of standard equipment
All trims get an impressive level of driver assistance features
Stylish interior with plenty of small-item and cargo storage
Infotainment system is easy to use

CONS
The 1.6T powertrain option is slow to respond and not very smooth
Sloping roofline cuts into rear headroom
Rear visibility sacrificed for exterior styling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Tesla Model Y's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. Currently the Tesla Model Y has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quick and agile
Spacious, comfortable seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
No physical controls for vehicle functions
Poor cabin assembly quality
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto not available

By: 
usnews.com

Introduced, and then discontinued, Standard Range version.Seven-seat configuration now available.

Pros
Plenty of range
Stunning acceleration, especially from the Performance model
Convenient Supercharger network for long-distance driving
Roomy seating front and rear

Cons
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration
Performance model's overly stiff ride
Optional third row of seats is barely usable

By: 
edmunds.com

Other than the introduction of an optional pair of pop-up third-row jump seats, we aren't forecasting any major design or technology upgrades for the Model Y this year.

Pros
Peppy electric powertrain,
spacious cargo hold,
cutting-edge technology features.

Cons
Chassis isn't as taut as the four-door Model 3,
fit-and-finish needs polish,
too reliant on the touchscreen for simple vehicle settings.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
Horsepower: 
245hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.80Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.10in
187.00in
Width: 
73.20in
75.60in
Height: 
57.50in
63.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
6.60in
Front Track: 
64.80in
Rear Track: 
65.20in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
39.40
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
40.50in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
56.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
50.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.40in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3558.00lbs
4416.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
leatherette
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
15 total speakers
USB with external media control
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
immersive sound system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Front Fog/Driving Lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
21 X 10.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Null Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Brake Drying
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
SX Limited Package - Aubergine
SX Limited Package - Black
SX Limited Package - Bronze
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Passion Red Paint
Puddle Lamps
Snow White Pearl Paint
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Package
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
SX Red Interior Color Package
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Hook
Carpeted Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Bronze Nappa Leather
#6F564A
Black Nappa Leather
#FFFFFF
Aubergine Nappa Leather
#625153
Black Leather
#FFFFFF
Red Leather
#D87273
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2d2d2d
Black and White, leatherette
#e2e6e7